Written by Annie

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Rosamund Pike is negotiating for the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in One Shot, the Christopher McQuarrie-directed adaptation of the bestselling Lee Child novel series for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. Pike was among a small group of actresses vying for the role. The British actress played Andromeda in Clash of the Titans 2, and she recently wrapped the David Frankel-directed The Big Year opposite Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin, and the Rowan Atkinson comedy Johnny English Reborn.

Cruise is playing Jack Reacher, the retired military policeman who wanders the country with only his passport, bankbook, toothbrush and the clothes on his back. He finds his way into scrapes, taking the side of the underdog. In One Shot, Reacher investigates a case in which a lone sniper murders five victims before being captured. Reacher discovers it’s more than a simple open-and-shut case.

Pike will play Helen Rodin, a local defense attorney defending the man arrested for the shootings. She works with Reacher to bring the true culprits to justice. Don Granger and Cruise will produce through Mutual Film Company and C/W Productions. Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing as is Gary Levinsohn and Paula Wagner, and Ken Kamins is exec producer. UTA reps Pike with Shelly Browning and UK-based Dallas Smith.


Aug 17, 2011
Written by Annie

Tom Cruise may find his latest leading lady this weekend.

Cruise is gearing up to make One Shot, a Paramount-Skydance adaptation of a 2005 Lee Child crime thriller. Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote Cruise’s Valkyrie movie, penned the script and is directing

On Saturday, McQuarrie and the studio were reading at least three actresses for the female lead: Hayley Atwell, Alexa Davalos and Rosamund Pike.

Atwell is best known to US audiences as the female lead opposite Chris Evans in Captain America.

Davalos last appeared in Clash of the Titans as Andromeda and counts Defiance, The Mist and The Chronicles of Riddick amongst her credits.

Pike drew acclaim for her work in the British movie Made in Dagenham and Barney’s Version. She also appeared with Carey Mulligan in An Education. One Shot centers on a Jack Reacher, an ex-Army cop who gets sucked into the mystery surrounding the arrest of a sniperaccused of killing five random people in a shooting. The female role is that of tough lawyer and daughter of the discrict attorney.

The studio is said to be seeking a pedigreed yet non-A-list actress for the movie. Brit Marling was an early favorite but sources say her schedule didn’t work

The studio is eyeing a fall shoot in Pittsburgh. Paramount had no comment.

Aug 15, 2011
Written by Annie

Actor Tom Cruise has signed on for the lead role in Universal Pictures’ graphic novel adaptation Oblivion for Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. We reported last month that Tom Cruise was the front runner for the part, and now his deal is finalized.

Tom Cruise will star as one of the only humans left on Earth, a soldier who repairs the drones which roam the planet and destroy alien beings. The rest of human civilization now lives above the clouds, since the planet has become too toxic. When this soldier finds a woman who crash landed on Earth, they go on a unique journey together, discovering that what they have been told about Earth may not be true.

Joseph Kosinski will direct from a screenplay by Karl Gajdusek, who polished the original script by William Monahan. Production is scheduled to begin in October, with a $100 million budget. It is also said that Oblivion will be eyed for a PG-13 rating.

Oblivion is in development and stars Tom Cruise. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Source: MovieWeb.com

May 20, 2011
Written by Annie

Oprah’s ‘Farewell Spectacular': Tom Hanks, Maria Shriver, Michael Jordan, and Aretha Franklin say goodbye, and we were there!

After 25 seasons, Oprah Winfrey taped the third- and second-to-last episodes of her iconic talk show in Chicago’s United Center Tuesday night, with 20,000 guests watching — including EW. The episodes, entitled “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” will air May 23 and 24, but why wait? We live-blogged the entire epic event, including surprise guests — Michael Jordan! Aretha Franklin! Maria Shriver! — and guest performances from Beyoncé, Rascal Flatts, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. Check out our full tick-tock of all the highlights below, and then come back tomorrow morning for our recap of the blessed event. (All times are Central Daylight.)

Click here to read the full article.

May 18, 2011
Written by Annie

(The show airs in two parts on May 23 and May 24)

More than 20,000 people packed Chicago’s United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey’s second and third final shows.

Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage — who accepted as the audience cheered on. Among those in the audience: Oprah BFF Gayle King, former Chicago mayor Richard Daly, the Food Network’s Tyler Florence and NFL’s Emmitt Smith.

Tom Hanks hosted the first hour.

“Now Oprah, I know you do not like surprises. Let me see if I can put you at ease. There was an English playwright who said there’s no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved, and that is what tonight is all about… pulling off this little show at the United Center has been the best kept secrets,” he said.

The first guest was Tom Cruise (who did not jump on any couches). Joked Winfrey: “You looked like you were 10 when you on my show in 1988. And what was up with my hair?” She says he’s been on the show 12 times.

May 18, 2011
Written by Annie

Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz starrer off to good start


wentieth Century Fox’s action caper “Knight and Day” scored an estimated $3.8 million Wednesday at 3,043 locations, repping a solid jump start for the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz starrer.

Fox said it hopes word of mouth, coupled with last weekend’s sneaks, will translate through the weekend among older auds. Wednesday’s figures rep a considerable start for “Knight” given that the film’s targeted adult demo typically shy away from mid-week screenings.

Still, comparable adult summer titles released on Wednesday, including last year’s R-rated Universal pic “Public Enemies,” earned $8.2 million opening day. Paramount-DreamWorks’ “Tropic Thunder,” in which Cruise appeared in a cameo role, debuted with $6.5 million in August 2008. Opening three-day totals for “Public Enemies” reached a muted $25.3 million, while “Tropic Thunder” grossed $25.8 million during its inaugural frame.

Overseas prospects for “Knight” look promising as Cruise usually draws top coin in some major markets. Pic launched day and date with the U.S. in 12 markets, including Russia and South Korea.

“Knight” will expand to some 50 more Stateside engagements Friday when it will compete for adult auds with Sony’s wide release “Grown Ups,” which launches at 3,533.

Source: Variety

Jun 24, 2010
Written by Annie

We all know Katie has great musical abilities, but recently she was joined by Tom on stage at last Saturday’s A Fine Romance Benefit for The Motion Picture and Television Fund in L.A.
Tom played up his part as Katie performed a sexy number and sang the sassy showtune “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets” from the 1955 musical Damn Yankees. Every bit the temptress, Katie slinked across the stage in a little black dress and played on to Tom.

Watch the video here:

The event was hosted by another musical vet, Hugh Jackman. Also in attendance was Catherine Zeta-Jones Joel Grey and James Marsden.

May 09, 2010
Written by Annie

Finally we have something new to post! Two new stills for “Knight & Day” and two new trailers have been released!

Knight & Day Stills

May 01, 2010
Written by Annie

REUNITING Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on the big screen, 20th Century Fox’s summer blockbuster Knight and Day now hits cinemas in the UK on July 14, it’s been officially announced.

According to the official synopsis, Roy Milner (Cruise) is a secret agent who goes on a blind date with unlucky-in-love June Havens (Diaz), and ends up pulling her into a journey to protect a powerful battery that holds the key to an infinite power source.

During their glamorous, globetrotting and sometimes deadly adventure, nothing and no one – even the now fugitive couple – are what they seem.

Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the world with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth versus trust.

Also in the action-comedy, directed by James Mangold ((3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Girl, Interrupted) are Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Grace, Paul Dano, Marc Blucas, Viola Davis and Jordi Mollà.

Knight and Day was shot across the world in locations including Massachusetts, Spain, Austria and Jamaica.

The certificate and running time are to be confirmed. The film was previously set for release on July 2.

Cruise and Diaz previously co-starred in 2001’s Vanilla Sky.

A trailer for Knight and Day is included below. [SOURCE]

Apr 20, 2010
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